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Subject:Re: old school From:"Chris Morton" <salt -dot- morton -at- gmail -dot- com> To:"fritillary -at- gmail -dot- com" <fritillary -at- gmail -dot- com>, techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com Date:Mon, 26 May 2008 16:05:34 -0700
Oh, and I well remember the Windows World keynote where Bill used up a
significant portion of his address touting the thing. Later ran into him at
the Spencer T. Katt party (remember "the whiskered one?") and told him he
did "a good job."
On 5/26/08, Chris Morton <salt -dot- morton -at- gmail -dot- com> wrote:
> Yep! I've got a shink-wrapped copy of M$ Bob, developed and championed by
> none other than Melinda (French) Gates.
> > Jagdriver
> On 5/20/08, fritillary -at- gmail -dot- com <fritillary -at- gmail -dot- com> wrote:
>> I am proud to say I have an 8" disk on prominent display in my home
>> office. I've always been interested in "old tech" - so my dad found a bunch
>> of 8" disks laying around at his work, and gave them to me, because I always
>> wanted to see one. The capacity of the disks ranged from 512 bytes to
>> 1K. I gave one to my boyfriend and he framed it.
>> My dad tells a story of how he brought me into work when I was around 2 or
>> 3, and I got into someone's desk drawer, and completely disorganized a
>> co-worker's punch cards. Apparently these had to be fed into a computer in
>> a precise order - yikes! I do not remember this event, but he has photos of
>> me sitting in the drawer.
>> I loved WordStar. I went through the whole tutorial and got pretty good
>> at it, and used it a lot to write stories, poems, and school papers.
>> Anyone here remember "Microsoft Bob"?
>> Any former BBS geeks here?
>> I remember also the "dittos" with the purplish ink - I actually disliked
>> them and was always afraid that the ink would get on my hand - so I was
>> worrying too much about that to remember this "great smell" I've heard so
>> much about! :)
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: John Hedtke <john -at- hedtke -dot- com>
>> Subj: RE: old school
>> Date: Tue May 20, 2008 10:41 am
>> Size: 3K
>> To: "Tammy Van Boening" <Tammy -dot- VanBoening -at- healthlanguage -dot- com>;"AL Geist"
>> <al -dot- geist -at- geistassociates -dot- com>; <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
>> "Oh, look, it's a record of the Beatles!" "Yeah, I've heard of
>> them!" --actual conversation between two 12-yo girls some years ago.
>> I share most of the experiences on Al's list. My ex and I bought an
>> honest-to-goodness IBM-brand PC with the 4.77MHz chip and all, though
>> Northstar systems (and other things that ran the S-100 bus), 8"
>> diskettes, programming HP3000 Series III computers, and punching my
>> programs on cards using IBM 024/026 keypunches to feed to the IBM
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